On Wednesday, Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber made his latest in a string of Michigan visits this summer, but this one ended with the four-star's commitment.
Cass Tech assistant coach Jermain Crowell was on the visit to Michigan with Weber, and spoke about his senior back's commitment.
"To be honest with you, it kind of caught me off guard," Crowell said. "I knew they had been getting a bit more aggressive with the recruiting as of late and he actually did some homework on how important a Michigan degree was and their depth charts, and I think that had a lot to do with it."
Crowell was not in the room when the Michigan staff was told, but Weber recounted the situation to him.
"He told me Brady (Hoke) was super excited and (Doug) Nussmeier as well," Crowell said. "He said, 'They want me bad Coach, it feels right and it feels like home.'"
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Weber is ranked as the No. 10 running back in the 2015 class. Crowell sees him as a good fit for the Wolverine's offense under their new coordinator.
"I think that he is a physical, downhill kind of a guy and I think that's what Nussmeier brings to the table," Crowell said. "I think they're trying to get back to the Michigan of old where they can run the ball down your throat and then play-action to the tight end or take it up top. To consistently run the ball you need to be physical and (Weber) is physical so it's a great fit."
Michigan has recruited a wealth of talent from Cass Tech over the last decade, but in recent years some of their top players have gone on to different colleges. At least one of the Cass Tech alums on Michigan's roster helped play a role in Weber's decision to go to Ann Arbor, however.
"Dave Dawson had a big deal to do with it," Crowell said. "(Weber) said he likes the idea of running behind Dave again and he gets to play with his friends again."
Josh Helmholdt is the Midwest Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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